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mi·cro·sat·el·lite

 (mī′krō-săt′l-īt′)
n.
1. A short sequence of DNA consisting of multiple repetitions of a set of two to nine base pairs, used as a genetic marker when individuals differ in the number of repetitions.
2. A small artificial satellite, usually with a mass of less than 100 kilograms (220 pounds) when deployed in orbit.

microsatellite

(ˌmaɪkrəʊˈsætəˌlaɪt)
n
(Genetics) genetics a section of DNA consisting of very short nucleotide sequences repeated many times, the number of repeats varying between members of the species: used as a marker in determining genetic diversity, identifying important genetic traits, and in forensics, population studies, and paternity studies
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Microsatellites and their genomic distribution, evolution, function and applications: A review with special reference to fish genetics.
The multidisciplinary team, which includes researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, has created a design for a new DNA microarray that allows them to measure the two million microsatellites (short, repetitive DNA sequences) found within the human genome using 300,000 probes.
The research team, led by scientists from the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) at Virginia Tech, which includes researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, has created a design for a new DNA microarray that allows them to measure the two million microsatellites (short, repetitive DNA sequences) found within the human genome using 300,000 probes.
1999), evaluating the transfer of 14 canine microsatellites in Australian dingoes (Canis dingo), and by Roy et al.
Additionally, FSTAT was used to test for significant genetic linkage between pairs of microsatellites using data randomization (17) with an arbitrary cutoff of [alpha] = 0.
Microsatellites are preferred for fine-scale population genetic studies due to their high degree of polymorphism and abundance in eukaryotic genomes (Crate et al.
Results obtained were used to estimate the level of heterozygosity and allelic diversity and calculation of allelic frequencies of all microsatellites markers, the mean observed and expected heterozygosity, the fixation index, gene flow and Shannon information index using the software GeneAlEx.
Ten microsatellites were selected based on allele richness for genetic analysis (a reference is needed for where the markers are from).
Identification and characterization of microsatellites loci in Brycon opalinus (Cuvier, 1819) (Characiforme, Characidae, Bryconiae).
Microsatellites are short, repeat stretches of DNA that can become unstable and interfere with the body's ability to fight cancer.
In the present study, we chose tetranucleotide repeat stretches that are less compound and easier to type to develop some reliable microsatellites for M.
The Norwegian Space Centre has announced successful deployment of critical antennas and probes on the NORsat-1 and NORsat-2 microsatellites built by Canada's Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) and launched from Kazakhstan, the company said.